Mulline Sutherlands Creek Pinot Noir

Mulline Sutherlands Creek Pinot Noir

Mulline

Regular price $60.00 Sale

Producer 

Mulline Vintners is a collaboration between Ben Mullen, a qualified viticulturist and winemaker, and Ben Hine, a lawyer and the business mind behind the project. Together, the two Bens set out to produce high-quality wines made with fruit grown throughout the surrounding Geelong region, Moorabool Valley, Surf Coast, and Bellarine Peninsula. They purchase fruit from like-minded growers and have their own home vineyard and winery in Portarlington. A breath of fresh air for the Geelong region, Mulline is a young, passionate, forward-thinking collaboration injecting new life and energy into the Geelong wine scene and collecting a lot of critical praise along the way.  

Tasting Note 

This wine was made with fruit from Strathmore vineyard in Sutherlands Creek, within the Moorabool Valley subregion. 30% of the fruit was destemmed and left to ferment naturally, then sent to oak for aging, 25% of it was new French oak. It is bright and fruitful, with plenty of tart red fruit flavours like cranberry and red currant. Lots of flavour concentration, powdery tannins, and thirst-quenching acidity.

‘It presents a bed of fruit-filled flavour, all macerated and strewn with herbs, and while it sings and impresses through the mainstay of the palate, it’s the finish that really moves the bar higher. This wine pushes flavour well beyond the point where it had every reason to stop. The winemaker probably won’t like me saying this, but it’s a Pinot Noir that feels very Australian, in a positive way. It’s varietal, but it feels “very MV6”. Its flavours nestle into the palate, rather than being over-eager to lift off and out. It has that feel of being settled, like a cat after it’s finished kneading your lap. And yet it has that finish, that extra soar. It’s pretty special.’ – Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front 95 Points